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Feb 25, 2013 4:00am PST
texas, oklahoma city, and much of kansas. by the time it's over, there may be 15 inches of snow on the ground. time for the rest of the weather from across the nation. gusty winds from new orleans to tennessee. heavy rain and thunderstorms from east texas, little rock, and atlanta. snow from the cascades to the colorado rockies. rain around seattle and portland. >> 42 in boise. 36 in salt lake city. mostly 30s in the nation's midsection. 40s in the northeast. >>> when we come back, the aftermath of a wild weekend for nascar. >>> plus business news, have gas prices finally topped out? new indications that relief is on the way. >>> and we'll go back to l.a., for much more on the oscars, the morning after. including the most talked about dress on the red carpet. stay with us. >>> welcome back. gas prices are getting closer to $4 a gallon. but they might not get there. gasoline this morning averages $3.78 a gallon, 47 cents more than a month ago. there's hope. the wholesale price is coming down as refineries finish annual maintenance. >>> bp goes on trial today on whether it violated the c
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Feb 1, 2013 4:00am PST
, the death toll is rising following an explosion in mexico city. at least 25 people were killed and more than 100 hurt after a blast ripped through the headquarters of a state-run oil company. three stories of the building were affected. the blast occurred in the basement of the building. investigators are not sure what caused it. >>> we're also tracking new developments in alabama, where the hostage standoff is entering its fourth day. the gunman and the 5-year-old boy he kidnapped remain in an underground bunker stocked with supplies. ne gauche yarts talking with 65-year-old suspect jimmy lee dykes through a ventilation pipe. they do not believe the boy, who is autistic, has been harmed. dykes allegedly grabbed the boy after shooting his school bus driver on tuesday. >>> now the shuffle going on in president obama's cabinet. it usually happens at the start of a second term. today, the focus is on the foreign policy team. tahman bradley is watching the ever-changing lineup and joins us from washington with more. hi, tahman. >> reporter: hey, rob and sunny. a lot of action with pres
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am PST
her sister was on stage with president obama. he was in the windy city touting his gun control proposals. >> ironically enough. >>> after chicago, the president headed to florida, where he had a golf date yesterday with tiger woods. they played at the exclusive club where mr. obama spent the weekend. no media coverage was allowed. it was the first time the president played with woods. he was overheard telling woods at one point that it's good to see him playing well again. you have to imagine, what did the president and tiger woods chat about on the links? i would like to be a fly on that, putt, i guess. >>> well coming up, prices going up on things you need, like gas and food. is there any relief in sight? >>> and new developments in the murder investigation surrounding oscar pistorius. his girlfriend's mother breaking her silence. >>> and a major distiller caves to extreme public pressure, reversing a controversial call. >>> and welcome back. the experts are scratching their heads over a gasoline mystery. prices are still soaring, now at $3.71 gallon, an increase of 13 cents
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00am PST
reduced. >>> the baltimore ravens are still partying. tens of thousands of fans lined city streets yesterday to cheer on their team as the city shut down for its celebratory parade. the parade route ended at mmt bank stadium, packed with more fans on the field and in the bleachers. >> ain't no party like a super bowl party. >>> time, now, for a look at weather from across the country. some thunderstorms threatening the central gulf coast. also, it will be rainy in the pacific northwest. we'll have some fog and clouds that will keep temperatures cool in southern california. also, some showers in oklahoma city and kansas city. >> the temperatures in the northeast finally warm up to more seasonable readings. new york and boston will get close to 40. warmer than usual in the southeast, with atlanta in the mid-60s. 20s for fargo, minneapolis and detroit. honolulu and miami, they're in the low 80s. >>> coming up after the break, a judge you do not want to mess with. >> that's for sure. >>> plus, the price of convenience. online shopping could mean the death of hundreds of local shopping
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> tourism in atlantic city, the miss america pageant is returning to the boardwalk. >> that came as a surprise to the las vegas convention and visitors authority, which hosted the pageant for seven years. a formal announcement about the move is set for today. >> hmm. maybe i'll go this year. >> hi. >>> when we come back, that breaking news about the blade runner. he's under arrest this morning for a death in his house. >>> and the nation's top college hoops team trying to avoid even more upsets this season. which was the latest to fall? ♪ i woke up to a new day ♪ every little thing gonna go my way ♪ [ female announcer ] we've added a touch of philadelphia cream cheese to our kraft natural shredded cheese so you can bring a creamier melt to any morning. ♪ so you can bring a creamier melt to any morning. nature's true celebrities aren't always the most obvious. take the humble stevia plant, with a surprising secret to share: sweetness. truvia sweetener. zero-calorie sweetness, born from the stevia leaf. from nature, for sweetness. you're always on, so we're always ready. tyson g
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> reporter: interesting, the standoff extended beyond midland city, alabama. even president obama praised authorities for saving the boy. rob and diana? >> great news he made it out alive and right in time for his birthday. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> gun control, of course, is a top priority for the president. mr. obama took his message on the road yesterday, with a visit to a minneapolis police station. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: faced with an uphill battle in congress, the president took his campaign for new gun control measures on the road. >> we're not going to wait until the next newtown. >> reporter: the central component of the president's plan is requiring virtually anybody buying a gun to get a background check. but the audience in minneapolis has seen that that's not enough. last september, just a few miles from where the president spoke, minnesota suffered its worst ever mass shooting. the local sheriff met with president obama and believes the current system simply misses too much. >> we've identified gaping holes in the backg
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Feb 12, 2013 4:00am EST
are angry the city isn't doing more. the mayor says the plows can't handle the massive amount of snow. >>> and we're finding out more this morning about the sheer power of the tornado that barreled through hattiesburg, mississippi. it was an ef-4. the twister raced across 70 miles in 3 counties, damaging or destroying nearly 600 homes. more than 80 people were injured. but amazingly, not one person was killed. >> very lucky folks. that could have been a lot worse. >>> time, now, for a look at weather across the country on this fat tuesday morning. a mild day will help melt away in a northeast snow. also some flurries for upstate new york and northern new england. drenching rain and flash flooding from new orleans to atlanta. up to four inches of snow around amarillo, oklahoma city and wichita. on top of that, rain and mountain snow in the pacific northwest. >> mostly 40s in the northwest. 82 in miami. and 73 in new orleans. >>> coming up next after the break, new reasons to check your credit report. >>> plus, a developing story from overnight. police check out a new lead in the s
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
the city of baltimore. when i first started experiencing the pain, it's hard to describe because you have a numbness but yet you have the pain like thousands of needles sticking in your foot. it was progressively getting worse, and at that point, i knew i had to do something. when i went back to my health care professional, that's when she suggested the lyrica. once i started taking the lyrica, the pain started subsiding. [ male announcer ] it's known that diabetes damages nerves. lyrica is fda approved to treat diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is not for everyone. it may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, changes in eye sight including blurry vision, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling, or skin sores from diabetes. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain, and swelling of hands, legs, and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until
ABC
Feb 8, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> accumulation is expected to be swift, heavy and dangerous. >> stay off the streets of our city. basically, stay home. >> reporter: the storm struck the midwest, blanketing chicago with snow and leaving cars in along the i-95 corridor from new york, boston and beyond, preparations are under way. crews across the region loaded up salt trucks and are ready to hit the road. >> it will probably be a long four days, which is tough on anybody. >> reporter: no doubt, there is a lot of work ahead. new york has 6,300 miles of streets to plow. >> we have more than 250,000 tons of salt on-hand. >> reporter: in new jersey, residents brace for the storm, even though they haven't recovered from the devastation left behind by superstorm sandy. >> trying to batten down the hatches here, if any storms are coming. the last one ruined us totally. >> reporter: new england residents rushed out to stock up on essentials. >> this is panic shopping. so, bread, milk, a snow shovel in case our snow shovel breaks. >> reporter: the fire department was even called into a supermarket in salem, massachusetts,
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 4:00am EST
panhandle. >> 40s in the northeast. 20s in the twin cities and salt lake city. >>> an alarming story overnight. get ready for more hackers of u.s. computer systems. the intelligence community believes the united states is a target of massive cyber espionage campaign. >>> alts overnight, we learned two top navy submarine officers have been relieved of duty a month after an accident in the persian gulf. the per scope of the sub collided with a vessel on january 10th. a spokeswoman said the navy lost confidence in the men's leadership abilities. >>> a special honor today at the whois. the medal of honor to former army staff sergeant clinton romesha. he's being honored for a battle that killed eight americans. he served two nours iraq. >>> coming up, a region still on alert. >> the man hunt heating up overnight. >>> familiarity "the pulse",the college student who is snuck into the super bowl and filmed the whole thing. >>> welcome back, everybody. gas prices, keep rising. the national average this morning is $3.58 a gallon, up seven cents in the past week and 27 cents in the past month.
ABC
Feb 19, 2013 4:00am EST
the government of president bashar assad, becomes a city under siege. it is a dirty war, in a crucial country. just look at the map. the chaos engulfing syria threatens to spill over into iraq on one side, israel and lebanon on the other. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting. though, no one really knows. damascus is quiet tonight. some light traffic. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down, as the terrible war that is tearing their country apart has now arrived here, in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. >> that is terry moran in damascus. terry is in syria, with permission from the government there. he'll be reporting on the conflict throughout the week. >>> one more note from overseas. we learned overnight who is likely responsible for recent internet attacks on the u.s. government and businesses. a security firm tells "the new york times" it can tie those attacks to the chinese army. the company has traced the attacks to a building in shanghai used by an army unit. other
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Feb 4, 2013 4:00am EST
. >> 40s from salt lake city to boise. 10 in the twin cities. 20 friends omaha to detroit. 30s in the northeast. >>> up next after the break, bad news for drivers. gas prices on the rise yet again. >>> and the weekend death of a decorated navy s.e.a.l. putting the spot light on post dramatic stress disorder. >>> more from super bowl xlvii. when the lights went out, advertisers got a little creative. >>> welcome back, everyone. the buls are rung on wall street. this morning, the dow opens above 14,000 for the first time in more than five years. since before the financial crisis. that's only about 150 points from its all-time high set in october 2007. the dow is now up almost 7% since the beginning of the year. >> open those 401(k)s perhaps, folks. >>> gasoline prices are going up. the average price is $3.51 a gallon, an increase of almost 17 cents in a week. analysts expect the rise to stop well before four bucks gallon and average well under last year's record prices. >>> u.s. pickup truck sales are expected to soar this year, topping 1.7 million. there are lots of new models in year
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Feb 22, 2013 4:00am EST
could make driving dangerous in the windy city and in des moines. >> and with all those canceled flights, air travel may be a problem. delays are possible in chicago, minneapolis, detroit, atlanta, charlotte and new orleans. >>> well, no traces of a dangerous bacteria has been detected in the water supply of a los angeles hotel, where a body was found inside of its water tank. but health officials are still trying to determine if the water is safe to drink. the remains of 21-year-old canadian tourist elisa lam were pulled from that tank this week. people who live near the area were not as shocked as the hotel guests. >> it's not exactly a safe neighborhood. and to go out at night, you kind of have to know the neighborhood, really watch your back. i think it's unfortunate. she probably didn't know what kind of neighborhood she was in. >> the coroner still hasn't determined how lam died. hotel guests had been drinking and bathing in that water for week, by the way. >> ooh, man. >>> here at home, something you don't see every day. three army paratroopers had to be rescued from the t
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Feb 27, 2013 4:00am PST
problem because of the snow's weight is collapsing roofs. that one caught on camera in kansas city. another collapsed in oklahoma killed a man. he's one of three people who died because of the blizzard. the experts say a foot of heavy wet snow on your roof can add up to 20 pounds per square foot. that's the same as several parked cars. >>> in colorado, the blowing snow there has motorists stranded on an interstate. it also forced about 50 students to spend the night at their school. conditions got so bad yesterday afternoon, their buses had to go back to the school. there's no class today. but the kids still have to get home. >>> two days, now, until massive federal budget cuts are set to kick in. and the effects are already being felt. indianapolis had to cancel its annual air show because the military jets, which play a big role, have been grounded. but no official talks on this crisis are scheduled yet. abc's tahman bradley reports, now, from washington. >> reporter: with just two days left before the automatic spending cuts, democrats and republicans sound frustrated. >> we sho
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
your wednesday weather across the country. dallas, houston, oklahoma city could see some showers. we'll have some rain in the pacific northwest. snowfall for denver, starting around dinner time. california dries out after yesterday's storm. it will be pretty quiet here on the east coast. >> and it's another day of bone-chilling cold in the upper midwest. minneapolis will struggle to get above ten degrees. new york, boston and baltimore are in the upper 30s. phoenix is in the mid-50s, when the normal high is usually 60. miami, as usual, the shot spot, around 80 degrees. >>> and coming up, we'll have a live report, as we welcome our friend robin roberts back to "gma," just a few hours from now. >>> plus, business news. how did hackers take a big, old bite right out of apple? >>> and think your morning latte is pretty pricey? we'll show you the most expensive starbucks drink, ever. >>> and welcome back. gas prices are now rising at the fastest pace in nearly a decade. prices are up almost half a dollar per gallon in the last month, at a time of the year when they're usually low. gas
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Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
kansas city. sending more than a dozen people to the hospital. still an active scene overnight. >>> bail hearing day two is under way for olympic hero oscar pistorius. new details emerging in the case against him. >>> a young girl hurt in a freak fire. investigators trying to find out if hand sanitizer ignited badly burning her. >>> after her own health battle, robin roberts returns today. the day her fans and her work family here at abc have been waiting for is finally here. >>> good wednesday morning. crews are still searching through smoldering rubble in an upscale area of downtown kansas city. >> more than a dozen people were injured and cadaver dogs were brought in to make sure no one is buried underneath. they suspect a gas leak touched off the massive explosion and fire that hit a powerful restaurant. it rattled windows and doors blocks away from the scene. >> the ground just shook. sounded like -- it was a giant explosion. >> and the explosion hit. and it hits you like a shockwave. >> the heat from the fire came into my car. my windows were up. but i could feel the heat
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Feb 13, 2013 4:00am EST
washington, d.c., philly, new york city, and minneapolis. >>> and in the news this morning, a huge asteroid is about to zip by our planet. but fear not, folks. it ain't the end of the world. >> the asteroid is about half the size of a football field, which would make it one of the largest ones in recorded history to come so close to earth. on friday, it will pass within 17,000 miles. that's closer than some communication and weather satellites. and the biggest danger, it could knock out your phone service. >>> a utah family is breathing a sigh of relief after surviving a dramatic crash-landing. and it was all caught on camera. as you can see, the private plane they were in came to rest in a snowy field upside-down. the man recording the video had arranged the slight to celebrate his wife's birthday. and it was her first time ever on a plane. her mom and infant son were also onboard. everyone walked away. a few minor injuries. >>> the cruise line is apologizing for those problems aboard that disabled ship now being towed to a port in alabama. passengers have described chaotic condit
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Feb 21, 2013 4:00am EST
the day, bringing large winds and hail. 12 to 24 inches in central kansas. 6 to 12 in kansas city and omaha. rob and diana, back to you. >> stay safe, everybody. >>> now to south africa and a bombshell this morning in the bail hearing for olympic star oscar pistorius. it all involves the lead investigator in the murder case, detective hilton botha. police announced botha himself is facing seven counts of attempted murder. it all stems from an incident back in 2011. that's when botha and two other officers fired shots at a minibus. prosecutors say they were aware of those charges when they put both on the stand yesterday. his testimony casts new doubt on the case against pistorius. bothaed a to admit that authorities had no evidence to challenge his claim that he killed reeva steenkamp by accident, believing she was an intruder. a judge could rule tomorrow whether pistorius are released on bail. >>> a small jet crashed in the woods 30 miles west of augusta. the plane was trying to land. one of the two survivors is believed to be the pilot. >>> and surveillance video caught the moment w
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Feb 18, 2013 4:00am EST
are theed city press says multiple police sources say a bloody cricket bat found in the home after the shooting of his cover model girlfriend is a key piece of evidence, possibly used in an argument leading up to her fatal shooting. police officials refuse to discuss the claim. >> i can promise you, with the knowledge i've got, he'll come up right. >> reporter: and now controversy over the premier of a reality show reeva steenkamp has recently taped. a special tribute, but under fire for cruising the last words on her series. >> the way you grow up, not only the journey in the life, the way you grow up, makes an impact in a positive or negative way. >> reporter: some south africans have called for the series to be canceled. but the family wants her memory to live on on national tv. bazi kanani, abc news. >> in addiction to asking why her daughter had to die, her mother says reeva loved like no one else could love. she called her the most beautiful person who ever lived. reeva steenkamp's funeral is tomorrow. >>> we're learning more about the troubled back ground of newtown shooting
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00am EST
mountain snow in colorado and wyoming. >> teens from fargo to minneapolis. 28 in the windy city. 48 in beantown. 50s from atlanta to the big easy. >>> it's okay to check your 401(k) statements again. balances are at an all-time high. >>> and are the pennies' days finally numbered? >>> and the breaking story shocker overnight. a meteorite falling in russia. we'll be right back. >>> and welcome back, everybody. well, toyota is paying up. the automaker says it will pay $29 million to dozens of states as part of a new settlement over recalls. those states claim that toyota sales notified customers promptly about sudden acceleration problems. toyota says it will give its american executives more decisionmaking power. >>> have you checked your 401(k) balance lately? the average balance rose 12% in the last year to just over $77,000. that includes 20-somethings. the average for those age 55 and older is $143,000. and it's higher for those who have been with the same plan for ten years. that's about $100,000 higher. >>> the irs wishes the taxpayers would show a little more patience. the tax ag
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Feb 26, 2013 4:00am EST
killed in a tragic hot air balloon crash. >> it happened just hours ago, in the ancient city of luxor. officials say there was an explosion and a fire, 1,000 feet in the air, just before that balloon plunged from the sky and slammed into a sugar cane field. vacationers from europe, japan and hong kong are among the victims. no word if any americans were onboard. the balloon pilot and two passengers reportedly survived the crash. we'll have much more on the story at abcnews.com. >>> another major story we're watching all night, is the blizzard roaring through the middle of the country into the midwest. >> the storm fanned several fires across texas last night, as a major rainmaker moves across the east coast. the white you see in the nation's midsection is what's left of the big blizzard. tahman bradley details its numbers. >> reporter: a ferocious blizzard buried the texas and oklahoma panhandles. 19 inches of snow fell, along with gusts of up to 77 miles per hour. >> see what it's like so far. here we go. >> reporter: it's a traffic nightmare on roads and highways. so many drivers we
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 4:00am PST
dallas to atlanta. 40s in the northeast. 20s in the twin cities and salt lake city. >>> an alarming story overnight. get ready for more hackers of u.s. computer systems. the intelligence community reportedly believes that the united states is the target of a massive cyber espionage campaign. the goal is to gain a economic competitive edge. a newspaper says china is the main threat. >>> coming up after the break -- >> city on edge. >> the manhunt is heating up overnight. >>> later, the pulse. the college students that snuck into the super bowl and filmed the whole thing. >>> welcome back, everybody. gas prices, keep rising. the national average this morning is $3.58 a gallon, up seven cents in the past week and 27 cents in the past month. u.s. oil production is booming rite now. but oil futures are also rising. that's because of distribution problems in the u.s. l.a. is at the highest, $4.10 a gallon. >>> a merge between american airlines and u.s. air ways is pekted this week. they would have 6500 flights day, and nine major hubs. it would be known as american airlines. but it would
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Feb 6, 2013 4:00am EST
, residents at midland city, alabama, reflected on the ordeal. >> right now, we're truly blessed. truly blessed to see god work a miracle in our hometown. >> people are grieving here. the loss of the way of life. many people here don't keep their doors locked. things are going to change in our community, especially for our school system. >> reporter: little ethan, who has autism and adhd, is said to be doing well. his classmates are throwing him a big birthday party. rob and diana? >> a happy birthday for that little guy. tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> an increasing number of lawmakers are expressing concern of the obama administration's use of drone strikes. the concern stems from new evidence on how much authority the administration believes it has to kill suspected terrorists, even if they're american citizens. abc's jon karl reports. >> reporter: a newly disclosed justice department documents say american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed, if, quote, an informed high-level official believe it poses a threat. but it does not require the government have
ABC
Feb 28, 2013 4:00am PST
road conditions now. it's a wet morning commute for the major cities of the northeast. rain, also, in the northwest, creating problems in places like seattle and portland. most other places should be okay, though. >> if you're flying, airport delays are possible in the motor city, as well as beantown. >>> returning to our top story. pope benedict in the final hours of his papacy. the call for the cardinals to gather at the vatican doesn't go out until tomorrow. there's a live look at the vatican, by the way. >> it's uncharted territory for the modern church, as diana and i discussed earlier. >> it's unprecedented in so many ways. just the idea of a resignation. yes, it's happened in the past. but every time it's happened, with one possible exception, every time it's happened in the past, it had been forced. this was obviously not only was this not forced, this was unforeseen. and i believe the cardinals were largely caught off guard. and i suspect that we have the possibility of a very long conclave, only because this was so unanticipated. yes, he's old, right? but very much unanticip
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Feb 26, 2013 4:00am PST
conditions winding down across the plains. snow ending across the plains. heavy snow into kansas city. that snow extending towards chicago. amid chicago, three to six inches in the chicago area. most of this has fallen, though, by the time is said and done. the snow ends here through the morning through kansas city. likely over a foot. this snow then extends towards the northeast, into wednesday. rob and diana, back to you. >> thanks, jim. appreciate that. keep it here for the latest forecast, coming up in just a little while on "good morning america." >>> in other news this morning, the president travels to virginia today to highlight the impact of those looming budget cuts on the defense industry. yesterday, he spoke to the nation's governors on that very same issue. but top republican leaders accuse the president of simply trying to scare americans. abc's karen travers reports from washington. >> reporter: congress has a major deadline looming on friday. and president obama says it's time to put politics aside. >> at some point, we have to do some governing. >> reporter: if lawmake
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